Photography by Steph Montani
Since last year, life has been one big up and down. There’s nothing to sugarcoat. And even if some people were lucky enough to see this as a time for self-reflection, not everyone feels that way. That’s probably one of the reasons why there are currently many releases that hark back to the “good old” days. Where life still felt carefree and unshackled.
Toronto based singer Natalie Lynn alias Loviet mostly writes her songs “just in the moment, when the inspiration struck me or just to get anything I was feeling off my chest”. And already her last three-song EP “Everyone Knows the Thrill When it’s Over” feel very much like freedom. Also her new song “Chemical” – out of her upcoming album in fall – does exactly what we need most at the moment: It puts you in a good mood and pauses your mind for a moment. Wrapped in classic pop sound mixed with a breeze of nostalgia.
As she explains about the single: “This song was written with Nathan Ferraro in late spring 2019. I kinda came to Nathan without anything. No released music, no explanation for why I was even working with him (a dude that’s written with some pretty amazing heavyweights on the scene). I just told him a bit about myself and my roots and we wrote a song. All about our mutually cool small town, summer crazed teenage pasts. It was such a meaningful moment for me. I definitely experienced things in such high fidelity at a really young age, too young. And far before mental health was taken seriously or people being educated on it. I love this song and now when I listen to it I feel as if I just popped a pill that takes me right back to the summer of ‘09 and I’m cruising with my friends to the beach high on life. Which is all I can really hope people feel when they hear this track. The heaviness and lightness of partying and growing up.”
Enjoy the video below: